Kevin Johnson Vs S.T.O.P (Round 1?)


By CityFella As the Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Election begins to validate signature collected by Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork(STOP) . Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson started a new round or words saying S.T.O.P and not the city should pay the estimated  $100.000 to validate the signatures. Is the mayor suggesting the city’s dollarsContinue reading “Kevin Johnson Vs S.T.O.P (Round 1?)”

Its a Shaqworld After All


By: CityFella: I love Sacramento, I love the people here and its quiet beauty.  However when a celebrity comes to town the people lose their minds. San Franciscans and New Yonkers are used to celebrities and celebrities can walk the streets without fear of large groups of fans following. You know they’re there but youContinue reading “Its a Shaqworld After All”

Sacramento Arena Fight Gets Uglier: David vs Goliath


The fight for a public vote for an Downtown Arena has taken a uglier  turn. DowntownArena, org and other supporters are getting nervous and those against a public vote has turned up the volume.   Its an one voice media war being played out in print and local Television. In the last few months theContinue reading “Sacramento Arena Fight Gets Uglier: David vs Goliath”

Sacramento Downtown Arena:(Intimidation?) 2 Groups wants to persuade voters not to sign STOP’s petitions-for public vote


Mayor Kevin Johnson and Members of Crown Downtown Two groups,  Region Builders and Crown Downtown are against a public vote on the proposed downtown arena.   They have shown up at few places to dissuade citizens from signing the petition sponsored by Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP). Josh Wood of Region Builders told the Bee:Continue reading “Sacramento Downtown Arena:(Intimidation?) 2 Groups wants to persuade voters not to sign STOP’s petitions-for public vote”

Sacramento’s Arena Vote: Safeway tells S.T.O.P to Stop


Last week, the supermarket chain Safeway filed a lawsuit  in Sacramento Superior Court to prevent S.T.O.P (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) from gathering signatures in front of its Sacramento stores. S.T.O.P is one of several groups gathering signatures to force a public vote on a new downtown Sacramento Kings arena. Safeway says,  they want toContinue reading “Sacramento’s Arena Vote: Safeway tells S.T.O.P to Stop”

Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding


Sacramentans can exhale, the Kings are staying and the Maloof‘s are gone.  Mayor Johnson  efforts must be commended . Once the celebrating ends and the last bit of purple confetti is swept away, reality begins. A few weeks after the council approved a non binding  $258 million term sheet.  City Manager John Shirey told theContinue reading “Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding”

Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals


Is the proposed arena deal good for Sacramento? We took a look at the last 10 NBA arenas opened or renovated 1999 to 2012.  The economic crisis has had a major effect on local government, cities have made severe cuts to services.    Most professional sport venues opened after 2007  were financed with private dollars,Continue reading “Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals”

Good Job, Mayor Kevin Johnson !


Readers know I have been very critical of the Mayor of Sacramento.  But every once in a while, you  have to sit back and give credit where credit is due.    Mayor Kevin Johnson assembled a team to  retain  the Sacramento Kings and was successful.     Sacramento is the capital of the largest state inContinue reading “Good Job, Mayor Kevin Johnson !”

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!


Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital.Continue reading “Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!”

Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?


The drums are beating in Sacramento‘s neighborhoods.  Details in the term sheet has made many local groups, organizations, bloggers  uneasy.   There are large cracks in the term sheet. Critics have questioned the  real numbers , which could be as much 400 million.   On April 8, Dan Walter, Columnist with the Sacramento Bee said. The area’s largestContinue reading “Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?”